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December 29, 1989 | SUZETTE PARMLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Eileen Franklin-Lipsker witnessed the murder of her best friend, she wondered why no one, including police investigators, thought to question her because she was only 8 years old. Now, at 29, she will finally testify, and what she will say, she promises, is that the man she saw commit the crime was her own father. Franklin-Lipsker, who came forward with her accusation for the first time last month, is the key witness against George Thomas Franklin Sr., 50, a former San Mateo firefighter.
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January 30, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A father of five was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for murdering a girl in 1969 in a crime that went unpunished until his daughter came forth with long-repressed memories of witnessing the childhood horror. Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Smith called George T. Franklin a "depraved and wicked man," and imposed the maximum possible sentence for the murder of 8-year-old Susan Nason--life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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January 30, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A father of five was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for murdering a girl in 1969 in a crime that went unpunished until his daughter came forth with long-repressed memories of witnessing the childhood horror. Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Smith called George T. Franklin a "depraved and wicked man," and imposed the maximum possible sentence for the murder of 8-year-old Susan Nason--life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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December 1, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired firefighter was convicted on Friday of murder after his daughter testified that she witnessed the killing of her girlfriend 21 years ago but had repressed it until after she became a parent. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, now 30, told a bizarre and shocking tale in the San Mateo County Courthouse of how as a girl of 8, she watched in horror as her father, George Franklin, crashed a rock into the skull of Susan Nason, her best childhood friend in September, 1969.
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December 1, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired firefighter was convicted on Friday of murder after his daughter testified that she witnessed the killing of her girlfriend 21 years ago but had repressed it until after she became a parent. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, now 30, told a bizarre and shocking tale in the San Mateo County Courthouse of how as a girl of 8, she watched in horror as her father, George Franklin, crashed a rock into the skull of Susan Nason, her best childhood friend in September, 1969.
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November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday with a lower court's decision to throw out a civil rights lawsuit brought by the first man convicted of murder after testimony based on repressed memories. George Franklin was convicted in 1990 after his daughter, Eileen Franklin Lipsker, said more than 20 years after the murder that she recalled seeing her father crush 8-year-old Susan Nason's skull with a rock. The U.S.
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March 28, 1996 | Associated Press
George Franklin's daughter, the key witness in a repressed-memory murder case against her father, will testify at his retrial despite defense claims to the contrary, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lawyers for Franklin said Tuesday they had learned that Eileen Franklin-Lipsker did not want to take the stand in the retrial, scheduled for Sept. 16 in San Mateo County Superior Court.
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October 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawyers for George T. Franklin Sr., convicted of a 20-year-old murder based on his daughter's repressed memory, cited her recent book about the case in asking a state appeals court to overturn his conviction. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker's 1991 memoir, "Sins of the Father," is "a crucial source of new evidence supporting (Franklin's) claim for a new trial," his lawyers said in papers filed with the 1st District Court of Appeal.
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January 29, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Calling him a "depraved and wicked man," a judge today sentenced George Franklin Sr. to life in prison for the 1969 murder of his daughter's playmate in a case reopened when Franklin's daughter suddenly remembered witnessing the crime. Franklin, 51, was brought to justice when his daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, came forward in 1989 to tell authorities that she had recalled the slaying after repressing the gruesome memory for two decades.
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March 27, 1996 | Associated Press
A woman who accused her father of murder after she recalled the incident decades later says she does not want to testify at her father's retrial, defense lawyers said. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker told investigators during interviews that she did not want to take the stand in her father's Sept. 16 retrial, said Dylan Schafer, one of George Franklin's lawyers. Schafer said the statements were included in discovery evidence his office received from prosecutors.
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December 29, 1989 | SUZETTE PARMLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Eileen Franklin-Lipsker witnessed the murder of her best friend, she wondered why no one, including police investigators, thought to question her because she was only 8 years old. Now, at 29, she will finally testify, and what she will say, she promises, is that the man she saw commit the crime was her own father. Franklin-Lipsker, who came forward with her accusation for the first time last month, is the key witness against George Thomas Franklin Sr., 50, a former San Mateo firefighter.
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February 25, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The conviction of a man implicated by his daughter's repressed memory of a 1969 murder should be overturned because of revelations in a book she wrote about the bizarre case, a state Court of Appeal was told Wednesday. A lawyer for George T. Franklin said a book by Eileen Franklin-Lipsker shows she acted as an unlawful agent for the prosecution when she made a pretrial jailhouse visit to her father and urged him to confess that he killed 8-year-old Susan Nason, her childhood playmate.
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November 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
A San Mateo man whose murder conviction was overturned after it was based on his daughter's 20-year-old repressed memory is entitled to a new trial, a federal appeals court agreed Monday. George T. Franklin's conviction had been overturned by a federal judge, and on Monday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling, citing flawed evidence. The case had gained national notoriety and been the subject of a TV movie.
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